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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Highly challenging balance program to reduce fall rate in PD
Principal Investigator:

David Sparrow

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: August 2019 - July 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $297,552
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Background/Rationale. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting over one million Americans. The cardinal clinical manifestations of PD include resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability/gait disturbance (Olanow et al., 2009). In addition, people with PD fall frequently, with 60% falling annually and two-thirds of these falling recurrently (Latt et al., 2009; Allen et al., 2013; Bloem et al., 2001). Identifying interventi...

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